Wednesday, August 14, 2013

First Slice 8/14/13: APS Superintendent backs Common Core standards, says they aren't a 'communist plot'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 8:21 AM

As promised last week, Mayor Kasim Reed and former Mayor Andrew Young sat down with Mount Vernon Baptist Church leaders last night to discuss possible options moving forward in the ongoing stadium property talks.

The New York Times takes a close look at how Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport deals with having more gun-carrying passengers than any other U.S. airport.

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis re-affirmed his support of Common Core standards, which he says are most definitely not a "communist plot."

A Cobb County man has been arrested and held on $250,000 bond after he allegedly decapitated his neighbor's two puppies he was watching last weekend. If convicted, he could spend 13 years behind bars.

Doug Bachtel, a University of Georgia demographer and founder of the Georgia County Guide, recently died. Saporta Report nicely explains his importance to community leaders across the state.

Baton Bob is claiming that Atlanta Police violated his constitutional rights when they arrested him nearly two months ago.

Usher gets to keep his children following the near-fatal drowning of his five-year-old son and a subsequent emergency custody hearing.

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